Susan Swan’s critically acclaimed fiction has been published in twenty countries and her impact on the Canadian literary and political scene has been far-reaching. Swan’s previous novel, What Casanova Told Me, was published in the US, Canada, Spain, Russia, Serbia, and Portugal, and was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Swan’s other novels include The Wives of Bath (which was made into the feature film Lost and Delirious, shown in 34 countries), The Biggest Modern Woman in the World (Finalist for the Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction), The Last of the Golden Girls, and the short story collection Stupid Boys are Good to Relax With.
The Dead Celebrities Club
A timely novel about the hedge fund whale, Dale Paul, a witty, self-absorbed rogue and raconteur.
Charm and boarding school connections to billionaire media personality Earl Lindquist aren’t sufficient for Dale Paul to avoid being sent to an upstate New York white collar jail on multiple counts of fraud for gambling away US military pensions.
Promising himself to earn back his son’s previously gambled inheritance, Dale Paul dreams up an illegal lottery for his fellow inmates based on the death of old and frail celebrities….
Disgraced and for once in his life, penniless, Dale Paul’s relationships with his family deteriorate while he works on his scheme to make himself rich again.
Win or lose, Dale Paul goes through a sea change that may (or may not) make a new man of him. But will the enterprising gambler get caught in his own con?